Canadian cannabis spots shorten hours due to shortages
As you’re probably aware, Canada went legal on October 17, and while a lot of people have had a lot of fun since then, it’s not all flower and oil all the time. A few stores have had so much success they’re having trouble keeping up with demand, and now some stores in Quebec (that happen to be government-run) have announced that they’ll be closed three days a week just to try and manage supply.
Stores owned by the “Société québécoise du cannabis” (SQDC) will now be closed on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesdays to make sure that the “availability of products is stabilized,” the company said in a statement. Previously, the stores were selling out of product early in the day, sometimes before noon. Taking the additional days off will help the stores consolidate supply, and better serve customers when they’re open, they say.
So there’s not a huge downside here (unless you live in Montreal and absolutely need some weed on Monday morning, we guess). Still, it’s yet another sign that legalization is extremely successful north of the US border. And it’s another indicator that despite understanding that the demand is huge before legalization, suppliers continue to be overwhelmed by how much cannabis consumers are ready to buy.